Sunday, July 21, 2013

Toonfomercial: And, now, a word from our sponsor (1969)

The American Cancer Society needed only a few seconds to get its point in this ad, which comes from Skyhawks. D Heine uploaded this message from Steve Wilson (Casey Kasem) to the audience:

Unfortunately, the video no longer is available for reasons known only to the poster and/or YouTube.

2 comments:

magicdog said...

Never saw Skyhawks but the animation is pretty bad even by 60s standards.

I remember similar PSAs that had a similar script: "If you smoke, stop. If you don't, don't start.".

hobbyfan said...

Pretty common theme back then, but not utilized as strongly today. They made these PSA's in order to offset the ads the tobacco companies were making in those days, ads that were discontinued in the 70s.